Order Up: Gratify Gastropub
Take the restaurant's version of St. Louis ribs ($12), which I ordered at a lunch-time visit with a friend. It was during the Palm Beach Boat Show, and both the street side seating and the slick, question mark-shaped bar were packed with folks looking to escape the sun with a pint of beer. We took a seat among the restaurant's only section of interior tables, which run along a wall-length bench, and dug into the ribs, stacked like logs in a campfire. The analogy isn't far off, actually. Though the ribs were creatively dressed with tart and flavorful balsamic-shallot vinaigrette instead of ordinary barbecue sauce, many of the black, sad spears were leathery and charred completely. "It's a shame," my friend remarked. "The few that aren't burnt taste really, really good."More on Gratify in our full review.